The pilot that visually confirmed reports of an unidentified flying object in the skies over Arizona for air traffic controllers last month has been identified as Blenus Green, an accomplished aviator and retired Air Force B-1B Lancer pilot, and according to him, it wasn’t an airplane.

At right around 3:30 p.m. on February 24th, a Learjet pilot flying at around 37,000 feet reported seeing “something” pass overhead to Albuquerque based air traffic controllers. With no sign of the strange craft on radar, air traffic control sought to confirm the report with other aircraft flying in the vicinity.

“American 1095, uh, let me know if, uh, you anything pass over you here in the next, uh, 15 miles,” the air traffic controller said.

“It’s American 1095. Yeah, something just passed over us,” Green replied moments later. “I don’t know what it was, but at least two-three thousand feet above us. Yeah, it passed right over the top of us.”

“It was just really beaming light or could have had a big reflection and was several thousand feet above us going opposite direction.”

The recorded interaction between pilots and air traffic controllers, first released to The Warzone, has since been the subject of quite a bit of speculation, as experts and enthusiasts alike attempt to make sense of the unidentified object spotted by more than one seasoned pilot. Explanations ranging from weather balloons to alien spaceships have been floated, but even Green, who saw the strange craft for himself, doesn’t quite know what to make of it.

Green, who was once tasked with piloting America’s heavy payload, supersonic Lancer bomber that has made headlines in recent months as one of the primary aircraft employed in America’s show of force exercises on the Korean peninsula, only knows one thing for sure: it didn’t look like any airplane he’s ever seen.

Albuquerque Center asked us if we could look and just be on the lookout and see if we see anything, and I’m like ‘okay’.” Green said in an interview with local TV affiliate KRBC.